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San Sebastian and Madrid to La Tomatina 2017

Buñol, Spain

28th - 31st August

RIDE WITH US FROM SAN SEBASTIAN AND MADRID TO LA TOMATINA 2017

You will meet us on Tuesday at Kursaal Opera House in Sen Sebastian at 11am, or Plaza de Toros Las Ventas in Madrid at 4.30pm for your San Sebastian and Madrid to La Tomatina 2017 trip, where we’ll be departing at noon. We will jump on the bus and there you will be introduced to your friendly guides, meet your fellow Stokies, and get into the La Tomatina spirit. The bus is spacious and there’s plenty of room to stretch out. Once we arrive there is nothing left for you to worry about, apart from having a good time, as everything is taken care of. There will be a bunch of friendly guides to answer all of your questions and help you out when necessary. Then let the days of fun commence, with lots of beers, amazing people and great experiences.

LA TOMATINA 2017 IS SPANISH FOR EFFIN’ FUN!

Thousands of people stream to Buñol and cram into the little streets like, well, like squished tomatoes. Some people try to climb a greasy pole to reach a succulent pork, and then the cannons fire and the trucks come. Once the trucks have jammed their way through the crowd and unloaded their tons of soppy ‘matoes, the streets go blurry, tomatoes are flung and friendships are founded and toppled in this epic battle.

When the madness is over, we’ll rinse off and head back to our glorious camp by the beach. We’ll spend the afternoon swimming in the sea and drinking deeply of the unlimited beer and sangria. We’ll feed you a home-cooked meal and we’ll polish up and head to the official afterparty.

This is our favourite time of year – a time where we can live in a constant state of hedonism, whether we’re chilling on a surfboard in San Sebastian, partying until dawn in a club in Ibiza, road tripping our way around Europe with the circus – we love it! And we hope you will too.

COSTS: €270 | US$ 286 | £230 | AU$ 388

 

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  • Where: Buñol, near Valencia, Spain
  • When: 28th - 31st August
  • How: Take our private shuttle from Madrid or San Sebastian
  • Age: Young at heart traveler 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • Sleep: Camping accommodation (pre-erected twin share tent, mattress, sleeping bag)
  • Eat: Tasty breakfasts each morning and harty dinner each evening

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Includes:

  • Round trip coach from San Sebastian or Madrid
    • 28th August 11am: From San Sebastian to La Tomatina
    • 28th August 4.30pm: From Madrid to La Tomatina
    • 31st August 1pm: From La Tomatina to San Sebastian
    • 31st August 1pm: From La Tomatina to Madrid
  • 3 nights camping accommodation in pre-erected tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • Transfers to and from La Tomatina Festival
  • Tomatina ticket
  • Tasty breakfast each day prepared by our in-tent chef
  • 2 delicious dinners
  • Ticket to Official La Tomatina After-Party
  • Experienced guides
  • Massive Stoke campsite party
  • Beach games
  • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.

The Ride with Us trip will leave at 11 AM from Kursaal Opera house in San Seb, goes via Madrid for a 16:30 departure from Plaza de Toros Las Ventas & return to Madrid around 17:30 and San Sebastian at 8pm (ish).

  • Includes:

    • Round trip coach from Madrid/San Sebastian
    • 3 nights camping accommodation (pre-erected twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
    • Daily hot breakfasts prepared by in-house chef
    • Two dinners (August 28 & 30)
    • Transfers to and from Tomato fight
    • La Tomatina ticket
    • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
    • Massive Stoke campsite parties
    • Beach games
    • Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina
    • After Party ticket

    Extras:

    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day)
    • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – €20 for return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.

    THINGS TO NOTE:
    – Bring a change of clothes on the bus especially on the day trip, or you won’t be getting past the driver.

  • 28th August

    Bus departs from Madrid/ San Sebastian to La Tomatina
    9pm – Delicious dinner at the Stoke Campsite

    29th August

    8am – 10am Breakfast
    10pm – Bus leaves for Water and Wine fight (€20 extra)
    3am – Bus returns to campsite

    30th August

    Bus from Barcelona departs for day trip at 3:30am outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya
    6am – Wake up
    6am – 7am – Tasty breakfast with bloody Mary’s
    7am – Buses leave for Tomato Fight
    1pm – Buses leave to head back to camp
    6pm – 8pm – Dinner at campsite
    8pm – Buses head to Valencia for partying at a club with swimming pool!

    31st August

    2am – Buses return from Valencia party
    8am – 10am Breakfast
    1pm – Ride with Us trip back to Madrid/ San Sebastian leaves

    *Free time options: Suntan, play beach volleyball, practice your Spanish on a local and fail, try to explain French kissing to a Spaniard… And fail… So show them instead. Or maybe rugby, touch rugby, just touching, football, swim, go to Valencia to do a walking tour and take in the sights + sounds of this beautiful city.

  • WHERE THE WILD ORANGES ROAM

    We stay just north of Valencia city, in a beach town called Puzol (Puçol in the local lingo – it’s pronounced Puthol though, confusing right?) Puzol is well connected to Valencia city, and we have our own private shuttles for La Tomatina Festival and for visits to town. Puzol is located on a stretch of beautiful Mediterranean beaches and every year we arrive and blow the town’s collective mind.

    Our camp is beachside…. you can get out of your tent, make a beeline for the beach and be splashing about within 5 minutes of opening your sangria-soaked eye sockets. The campsite is not wild in the slightest, with full-time security, a bar, restaurant and shop onsite, a great swimming pool with slide, clean amenities, great authentic Spanish atmosphere (it’s not uncommon to be invited into a family’s caravan for a meal of authentic local paella).

    And there is so much more to the region outside of the festivities! Valencia has a wonderful old walled city, great modern architecture, clubs, restaurants, beaches and bars. It’s just wonderful! Come and see it! You’re going to love it! We adore it!

    Campsite Address:

    Camping Pucol
    Camí Riu Turia 3
    46530
    Puzol Playa
    Valencia

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  • Stoke road trips

    Why not ride with us there? Stoke has buses cruising in from Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian, which are not only easy as tomato pie, but fun and gosh darn cheap also. €220 gets you your transport, your festival transfers, La Tomatina ticket, 2 nights’ accommodation in tents, brekkies, one dinner, and for only €10 a day more, you get unlimited beer and sangria!

    Barcelona pick up point: outside the Hard Rock Café at Plaça de Catalunya

    The coach departs San Sebastián at 11:00am and departs Madrid at 17:00 on 28th August, arriving at camp at around 22:00

    Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time to check in

    On limited time? 
    But we thought you were on holidays… In any case, we’ve got the thing for you. Our day trip buses from Barcelona run down through the night, getting you to tomato central in time for the madness, before whisking you back again, with pulp in every orifice, a changed person. And we can do it all for only 90 big ones!

    MEET US THERE

    Aeroplanes are fast

    Fly to Valencia and then make your way to our camp. A train will take you into the city centre (Estación del Norte) from the airport and another train from there to Puçol. From Puçol, we pick you up, yeah buddy. Check out the little hint below for details of your Valencia – Puçol* commute.

    Trains are simple

    It was once considered glamorous to travel by train. These days it’s merely considered to be faster, yet more expensive, than buses and slower, but often cheaper, than planes.
    Same deal. Estación del Norte is the main station. Just get a ride to there, jump on a local train to Puçol* and we do the rest.

    FOR QUICK, CHEAP AND EASY TRAINS CHECK OUT EUROVENTURE.

    Buses take you places

    Same thing again. Just make sure you get a ride to Valencia and not somewhere else, like Palencia, which is on the other side of Spain, but presumably full of pals.

    Valencia to the Campsite:

    You buy your ticket to Puzol (Puçol, pronounced ‘Puthol’) from the Main Hall of Estación del Norte. They cost 2 bucks, which is bubblegum money. There are two ticket counters, one air-conditioned glass box that sells long distance trips and one right smack bang in the middle of the main hall that sells short journeys. Puçol is just up the road from Valencia, so make sure you sweat it out in the main hall, OK? The ticket waitress will tell you the platform.

    Once you reach Pucol, give us a call on 0034 625 304 703…
    We will be doing pick-ups every our from 9am-8pm on the day before La Tomatina. If you arrive on other days or outside these times, you can call us between 9am & 8pm for a pick-up. After that, you just jump in a 5 minute cab. Same deal for if you arrive before 9am or after 8pm.

    Campsite Address:

    Camping Pucol
    Camí Riu Turia 3
    46530
    Puzol Playa
    Valencia

  • Enter all of your questions in the Ask a Question Tab and we’ll answer them here…

    Where do the buses from Barcelona leave from and at what time?
    The buses leave from Plaza Catalunya in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. The Day Trip leaves at 03.30am and leaves from Bunol at 1pm, returning to Barcelona by roughly 7pm on the day of Tomatina. The Ride with Us trip will leave at noon on the 30th and will return at 1pm on the 1st arriving in Barcelona at 7pm(ish).

    Should I bring a change of clothes?
    Yes, especially if you are on the day trip. The bus driver will not let you on in tomato pulp. If you’re not on the day trip, maybe just bring a black plastic bag so they’ll let you on the bus back to camp. Also, be sure to stand directly in front of one of the hose-holding locals and let the beautiful, cold water clean you of excess fruit baggage before you head back towards the bus.

    What else should I bring?
    Sunglasses and sunscreen as it gets pretty hot, a pillow and torch for your tent, goggles, condoms, a waterproof camera, swimmers to have a dip in the pool afterwards, old shoes that can be thrown out after the madness, and shampoo if you don’t want your hair stained red for the next month. Oh and don’t forget a towel.

    Are the shuttles to and from Tomatina and the other Water & Wine festival included in the price?

    Yes & No. The shuttles to and from Tomatina are included. It’s €20 extra for the transportation to and from the Water & Wine fight. We also throw in some boxes of red wine to get you started. Please note the Tomatina ticket is not included in the Meet Us There price, but is €10 extra. This is not our choice! The town council has imposed this extra charge. It is included in the package deals.

    Do you provide transport from Valencia centre?
    No, but getting to Puzol from Valencia is easy peasy and we pick you up from the train station there. We have set pickup times (9am – 8pm on the hour) and outside of that, just let us know when you are on the train from Valencia’s central station to Puzol and we’ll jump in the car and head over. See how to get there details for more info.

    What is the breakfast like?
    Breakfast is bacony and eggy and delicious. Sometimes there’a pancake or two thrown in for good measure. Our chefs are pretty fricking good at food.

    Do we have the option of flying to Barcelona and taking one of your buses to the camp site outside of Valencia?
    Yes, you absolutely do. You can fly to Barcelona in time for the Ride With Us trip which departs at noon on 30th August and returns 19:00 on 1st September. You can also do the Day Trip from Barcelona, which leaves early in the morning on the day of Tomatina (31st August at 03:30) and returns to Barcelona late afternoon. It just depends on whether you can get cheaper flights to Barcelona or Valencia and if the difference will be less than taking one of our shuttles.

    It said on the website that it is a twin tent. Can it fit two people?
    Yes, the twin tents are two-man tents. We have two-man tents, so if you are in a group of three, one of you will be tented with a new friend of the same sex. Tents are allocated on arrival, so just let us know your preferences when you arrive. We also have an option to have a private tent for a small additional fee – just in case you don’t want to share…. or if you want to leave space for the hottie you’re going to meet at our campsite… You never know…

    And what amenities are offered at the camp site?
    The campsite is awesome! It has a giant pool, a playground, a cafe/restaurant, a little shop, hot showers, laundry area, parking, drinkable water, and it’s a five-minute walk from the beach.

    Are there lockers where we can put our passports or other important items?
    The campsite itself has no lockers, but we a campervan which gets locked every night and we can put small valuables in there during the festival and when we’re away from the campsite.

    If someone throws a tomato at my head can I kick them?
    Only if you kick them hard in the shins.

    Will the tomato be good for my skin?
    If by good you mean sting like hell but still be worth it, then yes.

    If we are camping does that mean we’ll be attacked by wild animals?
    We serve unlimited alcohol at our camps. You, my friend, will be the wild animal.

    Are these questions really the most frequently asked?
    No, but if you have any specific questions you must email info@stoketravel.com – the guys in the office know absolutely everything about anything.

  • Reviews & ratings

    • Sam says:

      ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I’VE DONE WHILST IN EUROPE! I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND LA TOMATINA AND CAN’T WAIT TO TRAVEL WITH YOU GUYS AGAIN IN 2016.

    • Christine says:

      VERY, VERY GOOD PRICE FOR A LAST MINUTE BOOKING FOR LA TOMATINA. WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE ALL THE TRANSPORT ORGANISED FOR THE WATER AND WINE FEST AND TOMATINA. REALLY LOVED THE BEACH NEAR THE CAMP SITE.

    • Roxsanne says:

      THE ATMOSPHERE WAS REALLY COOL AND I FELT WELCOME AS SOON AS I WALKED THROUGH THE ENTRANCE TO THE PLAYGROUND.

    • Savannah says:

      IT FELT LIKE I WAS A PART OF A BIG PASTA SAUCE AND I LOVED IT. EVERYTHING WAS COVERED IN TOMATO AND NO ONE CARED! IT WAS BETTER THAN I HAD IMAGINED.

    • Clara says:

      EVERYONE WAS LAUGHING, TALKING AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS, IT WAS GREAT.

    • Aden says:

      GREAT TRIPS, COOL PARTY ATMOSPHERE AT THE LA TOMATINA CAMPSITE AND YOUNG AND OUTGOING STAFF WHO LOVE TO PARTY WITH YOU!

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  • One of the best things I've done whilst in Europe! I would definitely recommend La Tomatina and can't wait to travel with you guys again in 2016 - Sam, Australia

  • Very, very good price for a last minute booking for La Tomatina. We were able to have all the transport organised for the water and wine fest and tomatina. Really loved the beach near the camp site. - Christine, France

  • The atmosphere was really cool and I felt welcome as soon as I walked through the entrance to the playground. - Roxsanne, Germany

  • It felt like I was a part of a big pasta sauce and I loved it. Everything was covered in tomato and no one cared! It was better than I had imagined. - Savannah, USA

  • Everyone was laughing, talking and making new friends, it was great. - Clara, Russia

  • Great trips, cool party atmosphere at the La Tomatina campsite and young and outgoing staff who love to party with you! - Aden, Belgium

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